Let’s Talk Intergenerational Trauma

Previously recorded in a live discussion on facebook

Intergenerational Trauma –
From Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgenerational_trauma
“Transgenerational trauma is trauma that is transferred from the first generation of trauma survivors to the second and further generations of offspring of the survivors via complex post-traumatic stress disorder mechanisms.”

From: The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/the-intergenerational-trauma-of-first-nations-still-runs-deep/article23013789/

“Intergenerational trauma, or transgenerational trauma, is what happens when untreated trauma-related stress experienced by survivors is passed on to second and subsequent generations.

Intergenerational trauma is usually seen within one family in which the parents or grandparents were traumatized, and each generation of that family continues to experience trauma in some form. In these cases the source can usually be traced back to a devastating event, and the trauma is unique to that family” (Berube 2017).

Inter generational trauma goes beyond the ancestors you know of. Why are we discussing this in the birth work community? Because when bringing a new life into the world, we must first consider what that truly means for not only the baby but for the parents as well. We must start with our roots, our ancestors.

In this discussion I ask that you watch a few short videos beforehand. I’ll speak on not only the history of our ancestors but also trauma, healing, and honoring your ancestors.

Stay tuned for videos to be shared within this event soon! PLEASE ALSO SHARE THE EVENT. Our last discussion had one participant. This is a topic not only for healing yourself but your lineage.

Watch the following 5 videos before the live discussion (all short videos)

“How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime”

“Could Over 300 Years of Trauma Still Be Affecting Black People Today”

“The Trauma of Slavery is Encoded in the Genes of Black People”

“Trauma May Be Woven into the DNA Of Native Americans”

“Healing Ancestor Trauma By Fire”
(I’m going to speak further on this in the live discussion don’t worry about her ingredient suggestions)

Source: Youtube